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Life In The Big Bend Of The Ohio River Cincinnati, Ohio and Beyond

The blog of our family  and or my events in my life.   Some is related to my numerous jobs as well as travels, events, documentary photography. I enjoy using natural light for my photographs. You will find places like Anderson Ferry, Rowe Woods or area attractions around Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Roebling Bridge Foggy Morning
Foggy Roebling Bridge

Hot Air Balloon Glow Photography

Inside Hot Air Balloon Glow During Inflation

I started taking photographs of Hot Air Balloon Glow events back in the 1990s. Over the years I have taken pictures of the Coney Island Hot Air Balloon Glow Show, and my favorite was the Mirror Lake in Eden Park balloon glow events. I am not sure why the City of Cincinnati parks stopped the Balluminaria Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival. This capture was taken at the 4th of July Coney Island Balloon Glow and fireworks show.

One Hill After Another Cincinnati Ohio Life

Hill of Cincinnati Hiker

Life in the seven hills of Cincinnati, Ohio

On a spring day Good Friday in Mt. Adams a man hikes the hills just below Holy Cross Immaculata Church. People walk across the Roebling suspension bridge.

Roebling Bridge Walkway
Roebling Walking Commute

The Perfect Moment
Mapplethorpe – The Perfect Moment Show

Rowe Woods – Cincinnati Nature Center – Nature Photography

trail shelter rowe woods
Rowe Woods Avey Run Trail Shelter

Anderson Ferry Photography is one of my favorite subjects.

Boone 7 Sunrise
Boone 7 Sunrise

I have always enjoyed candid street photography. It can be events, or just sitting in a park watching people interact is enjoyable to capture.

Got Jesus?
Got Jesus?

Travel Photography has also become a passion at times. We have been lucky to travel to many places all over the world. A few captures on posted on this website.

Anthem of the Seas
Anthem of the Seas Royal Caribbean

Bonaire South Caribbean Island

Bonaire Scuba Diving

Bonaire Island Summer of 2019

Bonaire Scuba Diving
Bonaire Scuba Dive Class

Bonaire Island Scuba Paradise

Bonaire Clear Waters
Bonaire View From Karels

Bonaire Shor
Min On Bonaire Island

In the summer of 2019 we took a cruise on the Celebrity Equinox Cruise Liner. It is a nice ship and we visited several islands on our south Dutch Caribbean Island cruise trip. Bonaire was one of the 5 places we were to stop. Sadly we missed the Grand Cayman Islands due to bad weather conditions, high winds.

Scuba Shop Bonaire
Bonaire Scuba Shop

Karel’s On The Water

Bonaire Island Promotion Booth
Bonaire Greeting Booth

Bonaire was a great island to visit and I wish we had more time. I hope some day to sail here with an old boss Charlie Wright so he can show us his favorite scuba spots on the Bonaire reefs. It was one stop on what was a great relaxing vacation.

The Anderson Ferry Commute

Derborah A. Anderson Ferry Boat

For almost 23 years I had days where I would take the Anderson Ferry to and from where I worked. I started taking the ferry further back when traveling around Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky. The Anderson Ferry is the westside short cut to CVG Great Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Ohio River Sunrise Crossings

The Anderson Ferry runs two ferries at peak hours in the morning and for evening rush hour. Most of the day from 6AM till 9:45PM the Anderson Ferry carries cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicyclist and foot traffic since 1817 between Constance Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio Many mornings during my commute I would cross as the sun was rising over the Ohio river. Often allowing mid Ohio river sunrise captures.

My Anderson Ferry Ride Arrives
Ohio River Sunrise Vapors Rising

I miss my early and sometimes evening rides to and from work. There is something special and calming when riding the Anderson Ferry most of the time. Weather can always make the commute interesting. I still keep in touch with the workers and plan to do some morning and evening photography there when I am not in a rush to work.

I know they will be waiting for me since they have been since 1817

Celebrity Edge Caribbean Cruise 2019

The Celebrity Edge - Eden

Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship – Eden

We took a cruise vacation as the polar vortex was beginning o set in across the USA. Our flight out of CVG was the morning temps started to drop quickly. Our cruise was on the new cruise ship Celebrity Edge which was a new design of Celebrity cruise ships.

Celebrity Edge – Eden

The Celebrity Edge Stage
Eden on Celebrity Edge

Eden is in the rear of the cruise ship Celebrity Edge. I liked it best at night when it was dark and relaxing light and music. The upper area of Celebrity Edge Eden is a lounge and bar area. Here you often see some performances by Eden entertainment.  Below this area is where the dinning room is located the servers / entertainers interact while you dine.

Eden in Light
Entrance to Eden

Celebrity Edge – Eden at Night

During evening hours Eden is a magical place of lights, color, and mode allows visitors to relax  and watch or then can often join others on the lounge stage. The upper area is where I spent most of my time. It was a long ramp that snakes up the back of Celebrity Edge Eden.

Spotted Light
Eden Lounge Light Stage

Elf - Eden - Celebrity Edge
Eden Elf Color Lights

Eden Power
Eden Dance In The Light

Celebrity Edge – Eden Bar and Lounge

If you take a cruise of the Celebrity Edge you need to visit Eden at some time during the cruise. I suggest evenings  or night, it is nice there any time of day. It is a fun place to relax and take a nap.

On Your Head
Standing On Your Head

Celebrity Edge Eden Dance
Dancer In Eden